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Los Angeles has more green jobs than any region in the US, and they are expected to double that number the next 30 years. The Californians for Clean Energy and Jobs Network released a report showing that the number of green jobs in LA is likely to reach 433,000 by 2040. The study also shows that the green job sector has grown three times as fast as the rest of the region’s economy in the last 15 years. It now accounts for about 178,500 out of about 4.5 million workers employed in LA. This is only about 4.5 percent of total private sector employment, but still more than ten times more than those in petroleum and coal products production. The report also shows that green jobs, with their higher skills requirements, pay workers a 50 – 100 percent premium over average jobs. Click here for full report.
The Spotlight on United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service of America, Inc., typically referred to as UPS, is an American global package delivery company headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States in Greater Atlanta. It delivers more than 15 million packages a day to more than 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.
United Parcel Service will be hosting the January GBC meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 8:00am
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Local "Green" Business
Apply to be recognized as a Local “Green” Business through the City’s Office Of Sustainability.
Beach Cleanup Event
Visit www.SaveOurBeach.org to get your business team together to participate in a beach cleanup event in Southern California.
2014 Events To Be Announced
The Green Business Council is partnering with the City of Long Beach, Office of Sustainability and the California Business Association for a Green Economy to develop our next Small Business Sustainability Workshop.
GreenBiz.com - State of Green Business Report 2013
GreenBiz.com publishes the sixth annual State of Green Business report that includes data on 1,600 companies worldwide, as well as on the U.S.-based S&P 500. The report provides a measure of the environmental impacts of the emerging green economy.
There are many things happening in the California energy and climate world that Kate briefly touches on this week, which will be reported on next week. A few notes and news items are provided in this digest. Click here or the banner above to read more.
Heat Pumps will help us tap the power from the sun and wind -
News and views in the recently released issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter
In visions of the society of the future, especially regarding energy, the word smart is often used: smart grids, smart cities. This term indicates the wise use of resources, and includes, for instance, the use of renewable energy sources and the interconnection of electric and thermal grids. This interconnection is actually a smart way to make use of intermittent renewables, such as solar or wind power, since a surplus of electricity on a sunny or windy day may be stored in the form of heat. Heat pumps are ideal for providing this interconnection, since they may use electricity in order to upgrade heat from low-temperature sources to high temperatures, suitable for use.
Heat pumps in smart grids and smart cities are the subject of the recent issue (2/2012) of the IEA Heat Pump Centre Newsletter. In addition to overviews, the advantages of flexibility of capacity, built on variable components is described, as well as the use of heat pumps in district heating and district cooling systems. Also, the German heat pump market is described, and UK is the subject of a strategic outlook.
The IEA HPC Newsletter is a newsletter/journal from the IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC) with four issues per year. The HPC is an international information service for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets. Visit the website at www.heatpumpcentre.org
The IEA Heat Pump Centre Newsletter can be downloaded from